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but our top story at 4pm. clark county commissioners have put their stamp of approval on a couple of critical bills that passed during the recent special session. thanks for joining us i'm paul joncich. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein. commissioners passed a-b 1... the more cops tax... and s-b 1... a room tax increase for an nfl stadium and convention center expansion. political reporter patrick walker is here to break down today's decision. ((patrick walker)) >> the outcome of the two votes was never in question. more cops passed unanimously... 7-0... and the stadium and convention ceer a one-tenth of a percent sales tax increase will go into effect county-wide in april. it's estimated the tax would raise 39.2 million dollars its first year... which would hire 315 more officers valleywide. metro would get 267 of those officers -- 68 for the strip corridor and 199 for the rest of the valley. lombardo cites terrorism concerns... and a 15 percent rise in violent crime this year... as reasons for the urgent need to get more officers on the
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county sheriff: "my argument and my pushback is cops make a difference, and preventive measures are a lot more successful than reactive measures (.03), and for us to put those community programs into place, i need to have officers that are not responding from call to call to call.")) ((patrick walker)) >> the stadium and convention center agenda item... which was passed as senate bill 1 in the legislature... passed through the commission on a 6-1 vote. commissioner chris giunchigliani voted no... saying sh public policy. the county will back the bonds that will pay for the 750-million dollars in public contribution toward stadium construction... which will be repaid by a room-tax increase. ((patrick walker)) the other issue heard most in opposition... was the lack of public vetting of the proposal. opponents argue their voice wasn't heard... but stadium project backers point to the 16 oversight committee meetings... saying the plan was well thought through. ((christianne klein)) >> what about the more cops
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((patrick walker)) >> the conservative nevada policy research institute has been a vocal critic of the plan. they say money the original more cops tax from 10 years ago has just been sitting in reserves... and not spent on officers -- to the tune of 110 million dollars. commissioner marylin kirkpatrick... who was part of the legislature bill... says any money set aside was done at the direction of the legislature... to pay those officers in case the tax went away./// ((christianne klein)) many of you guys for and against the decision and took to our facebook page. mike says... another case of crooked government going against public! majority said no! but carlos seems to be happy with decision saying...
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and one day we'll host the super bowl! we'd like to know what you think. you can join the conversation on our facebook page. that's 8 news now./// ((paul joncich)) an officer involved shooting late last night has detectives working to figure out exactly what happened. officers tried pulling over the driver of a car without any plates.. near bonanza and nellis. but the driver sped away. the car was eventually located near stewart and sandhill... but when officers walked up to it.. police say the driver tried to crash into them. forced to shoot. even though the 18-year-old driver was not hit by gunfire, police eventually were able to take the him into custody. none of the officers were injured./// ((paul joncich)) roads near unlv are back open after being closed for several hours. metro police had been investigating a deadly crash since about 5 this morning. michael stevens was at the scene for hours and has the details on the incident. ((michael stevens)) >> the crash created a major mess for people who use this intersection. metro police had the streets
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hit and killed crossing the street. traffic was re-routed for hours... as police looked into what caused the crash. metro police tell us a woman driving a late model toyota carolla... hit the man outside of a crosswalk. police say the woman cooperated with police... and no criminal charges are expected. investigators are taking the time to remind people to be careful anytime you cross the street: ((sgt. paul mccullough // metro police: whether or not you have a green light to go, or you're going to roll the dice jay-walking, be aware of your surroundings. put down your distract before you cut into a roadway. before you cross -- any roadway. be familiar with your surroundings' with what's going on around you before you take that chance? )) ((michael stevens)) >> metro says this is their 33rd pedestrian death this year... and the 101st traffic related death in their jurisdiction. traffic is back open... and we expect to learn the name of the victim in the coming days. ((paul joncich)) meanwhile...
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convention center drive yesterday. coroners say 62-year-old vivian valentine was crossing the street when the driver of a nissan titan hit her. metro tells us she was not using a cross walk at the time of the accident. she was taken to sunrise hospital where she later died. police tell us this was the 100th traffic related fatality in their jurisdiction./// weather open ((tedd florendo)) ((( another warm and near 80 in some locales this afternoon. winds remaiined light, but we did see an increase in cloud cover coming in from the west. no sign of precip yet as we should remain dry as the system pushes through. winds stay light for now, but expect big gusts to return tomorrow. ............ ....................... ........... hour by hour tonight showing mild weather with temps in the 60's and partly cloudy skies
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tomorrow for your commute weather. more clouds tomorrow with winds on the increase especially by afternoon where gusts to reach 40 or more. locally higher in the mountains.
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watch the 5pm and 6pm newscasts starting tomorrow ... and be the 8-th caller when we give you the cue to call. you must be 18-years-old to win, and show that you're a valid nevada resident. again, this starts tomorrow in both our 5pm and 6pm newscasts./// ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader... exotic animals living right in the middle of a working class neighborhood? the incredible discovery.. found in pahrump... ((christianne klein)) >> and... both political parties made big decisions about who will lead them in congress. the latest on the story coming up in our next half hour./// announcer: you're watching the valley's news leader with paul
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leader with paul joncich, christianne klein and tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at four. ((christianne klein)) a pahrump mother, hosting exotic animals in her own home, is now behind bars. ((paul joncich)) >> police say they made the discovery last week while serving a warrant to the residence. 34 year old trisha myers has been arrested and charged with child endangerment, after the investigation crossed
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it started in houston, texas. (("having wildlife inside your home or even in your yard...is dangerous.")) ((shakala alvaranga)) houston police say trisha myers -- seen here -- was housing exotic, wild animals in her own home. there, they found 3 tiger cubs, a full grown adult tiger, a skunk and a fox, roaming freely. her 14 year old daughter also there. police say myers had a permit for the tigers, but did not have one animal control officers called what she was doing -- putting the animals in the same space as her very own child -- extremely dangerous. (("wildlife can post a threat to anyone inside the house, especially if it isn't restrained.")) ((shakala alvaranga)) myers allegedly told officers that the tigers were dangerous and could kill.
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pahrump with her animals. nye county officials were tipped off by a neighbor. on her manse road home, police found the three tigers and eight monkeys. police say no one was attacked by the tigers and they aren't aware of any instance where the tigers were aggressive towards anyone. the tigers have since been taken into protective custody. myers is being held on 2-thousand dollars bail. ((paul joncich)) >> police say the investigation is ongoing... --- and myers is expected to be extradited to harris county texas./// ((christianne klein)) two missed road construction deadliness are driving you crazy. ((paul joncich)) >> what the county is saying about the more than six million dollar project along convention center drive straight ahead./// announcer: you're
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thanksgiving is nearly two weeks away and we're partnering with several valley businesses to put on a turkey thon for those in need. unfortunately, not every family in southern nevada can afford to
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traditional dinner. together with your help... we hope to feed at least 25 hundred familes. the turkey thon begins tomorrow and you can drop off your canned and non-perishable items at these locations on the date located on your screen. --- and for those needing some advice for cooking a turkey safely we got you covered. you can head over to our website and find help in the links we mentioned section./// ((christianne klein)) lighting of the 23rd annual holiday cactus garden. ((paul joncich)) >> organizer expects today's event to be bigger and brighter than ever with more than a million sparkling lights in and around the garden at ethel m choclates. ((paul joncich)) >> and that's where we find tedd florendo ahead of the ceremony. tedd? ((tedd florendo)) ((( nice day today with temps
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average in the 70's again and unseasonably mild coming off a warm weekend. still no 80's this time around to bring us to tie the record of 80 degree temps set back in 1950. but we will remain warm to mild for at least a few more days before it begins to get colder ................................ ... ............ neighborhood by neighborhood
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where we're typically warmer since we're lower in elevation. cooler mid to low 70's for the west side in the foothills from centennial hills through summerlin as we cooled off there. colder up in the kyle canyon with a morning start in the high 30's again. ................................ ... ............. regionalm from laughlin to death valley especially. even saw near 80 degree temps down the colorado river valley from mesquite through boulder city as well. colder temps in the central great basin and mild over the hump in pahrump again today. changes in the forecast for late week however where jackets will be needed. ..................... .............. ................ still above average temps remian for the souther portions of the u.s with highs in the 80's in dallas and of course in new orleans. staying cool for new york in the 60's even boston getting in on some of that warmth as a strong ridge of high pressure over the lower 48 states keeping things mild for november. while rain returns to seattle as they cool off to the mid 50's. ................................ ... ................. satellite and radar shows dry
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but we're keeping our eye on a strong area of low pressure and it's trailing cold front that will bring in colder air by thursday. not before brining wind midweek. we'll see some of the coldest air of the season so far and see temps we haven't seen in march and may. overnight lows will get downright chilly by thursday and especially friday morning. ..... .............................. ............ tonight exct lows to drop down to the mid 50's under clear ies f euperonds stay light and ernight as well.((christianne k cones on convention center are driving people crazy. things should have wrapped up months ago, so demetria looked into the problem and got some answers from the county. (( )) demetria obilor: > asked me, "what's up with convention center drive?" last fall, the crews set up shop on convention center drive as part of a $6.1 million county improvement project. this project was scheduled to wrap up this past july, but that didn't happen. then it was supposed to wrap up some time in september or october, but that didn't happen either, so i reached out to the county to find out what's going on. the county's public works department says crews are almost done. they're working on manholes in the area. work should wrap up soon.
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>> beginning today southern nevada residents and tourists have another way to get around town.. christianne sat down with uber's eric wimer (why-mer) to find out more about today's launch of uberpool. in cue: thanks for joining us wimer: this being one of our more affordable options.
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((paul joncich)) >> if you're going to take uberpool- the driver will only
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you're ready to go before you request a ride./// ((christianne klein)) the president elect is already turning to his v-p elect for help. ((paul joncich)) >> together, they're narrowing the list for key cabinet jobs in the new administration. after the break, we'll show you some top picks./// yleh open
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trump is working to finalize some key positions within his new adminsitration. ((paul joncich)) >> craig boswell has details from the white house. vice president-elect mike pence arrived at trump tower tuesday for meetings with president-elect donald trump. the two men are reviewing candidates to fill major cabinet positions. (sen. jeff sessions/(r) alabama) "i'll be meeting with a lot of different people." alabama senator jeff sessions has been a trump supporter from day one and is being considered for secretary of defense. president-elect trump is looking at rudy guiliani and john bolton for secretary of statesteve mnuchin, mr. trump's finance campaign chairman during the election is said to be the frontrunner for treasury secretary. (steven mnuchin/trump campaign finance chairman) "we're working on the economic plan and the transition, making sure we get his tax bill passed, the biggest tax changes since reagan. so a lot of exciting days in the first 100 days of the trump presidency." (craig boswell/cbs news/the white house) mr. trump and pence will get their first
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the briefings allow the president to be up to speed as soon as he takes the oath of office. in congress - president-elect trump will rely on congressman paul ryan to push his legislative agenda. (rep. paul ryan/(r-wi) speaker of the house) "let's take all of this uncertainty out of the economy and get people back to work. this is something we share. this is something we're excited about working with donald trump." republicans unanimously voted tuesday to approve ryan as their choice for speaker of the house. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. ((paul joncich)) house speaker pa congress is back in session for the first time since republicans won the white house, senate and house of representatives... and today... house republicans unanimously re-elected the incumbent speaker. president elect donald trump has made clear he's on board with this decision... despite their rocky history during his campaign. meantime, democrats are uneasy about their party's future... following their election loss. (( rep. brendan: "i think there's a lot of soul searching that has to go on in our party and its much broader than just our caucus.")) ((paul joncich)) >> today house minority
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her caucus -- which were to occur this thursday -- would instead be postponed to november 30th./// ((christianne klein)) and president obama spent the day in greece... the first stop of his final overseas trip as president. he says part of his mission is to reassure allies concerned about the president elects actions.. also at issue is whether the u-s will keep its commitments to defend europe. with brexit, unemployment, a refugee crisis,and the rise of nationalist groups... europe is on edge about the retreating from global leadership. ((time will now tell whether the prescriptions that are being offered whether brexit or with respect to the us election ends up actually satisfying those people who have been fearful or angry or concerned.)) ((christianne klein)) >> trump has assured the president he will stand by nato./// ((christianne klein)) and remember we are your local election headquarters and will continue to track trumps transition into office
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it's one of las vegas' annual traditions that many look forward to every year... the the cermonial lighting of the holiday cactus garden. ((paul joncich)) >> this year marks the 23rd annual celebration at ethel m chocolates... and that's where we find tedd florendo ahead of the ceremony. tedd? ((tedd florendo))
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november day with temps near 80 in some locales this afternoon. winds remaiined light, but we did see an increase in cloud cover coming in from the west. no sign of precip yet as we should remain dry as the system pushes through. winds stay light for now, but expect big gusts to return tomorrow. ............... .................... ........... hour by hour tonight showing mild weather with temps in the 60's and partly cloudy skies through the night. mid 60's also by 8 a.m. tomorrow for your commute weather. more clouds tomorrow with wd afternoon where gusts to reach 40 or more. locally higher in the mountains.
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employees name and say there may be a second victim but the person's condition remains unknown. --- they also have not released any information about the shooter or their whereabouts. at last check the airport has been closed and has only allowed a plane carrying federal prisoners to land. southwest is working to accommodate passengers at the airport affected by the cancellation of flights./// ((paul joncich)) five students are a 16 year old boy is behind bars... after a knife attack at a utah school this morning. authorities at mountain view high school about 40 miles south of salt lake city say the 16-year-old stabbed five other students before stabbing himself in the boys' locker room. they say the victims' conditions range from critical to fair... but none of their injuries are considered to be life threatening. according to school officials... the attacker was a new student who was previously home schooled./// ((christianne klein)) back here in the
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new emergency medical response tool to help improve heart attack patient treatment times. reports show southern nevada emergency medical services respond to nearly 11 thousand chest pains calls every year. the life-net system is an online service that will provide a network of data that will help shorten the critical period between the patients arrival to the hospital and their care./// ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader... a look at delta's new bag tracking system and how it works to relieve you from travel headaches. ((christianne release it's self lacing shoes. just how much it could set you back if you choose to purchase the kicks.///
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tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) triple-a is expecting the biggest thanksgiving rush... in years. more than 48-point-7 million americans are expected to take
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((christianne klein)) >> triple-a credits the economy and consumer confidence in the surge. gas prices are expected to be the second-cheapest in nearly a decade... that's good news for anyone driving... the most popular mode of transportation for thanksgiving travel./// ((christianne klein)) and some good news for flyers here -- united airlines will be offering basic economy fares.... which they say will be cheaper than the standard economy ticket price but come with fewer perks. ((paul joncich)) >> for example, basic economy travelers won't get a seat assignment until check-in.... and many will only b fits underneath the seat in front of them. the new fares go on sale next year. ((paul joncich)) from one airline to another... delta is taking us inside its brand new baggage tracking system. the technology is now operational at more than 60 airports with the goal of hitting 84 more across the u-s in the coming weeks. ((christianne klein)) >> kris van cleave followed the bags and joins us live from reagan national airport outside washington- one of the airports with the new technology.
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help guarantee your bag doesn't get lost. delta is the first u-s carrier to replace traditional paper bag tags with a radio frequency identification or r-f-i-d chip (gfx #1) the new 50 million dollar system now allows nearly real time tracking of every checked bag. ((sot/ bill lentsch delta vp)) we are changing the game with bag handling performance. bill lentsch is a delta senior vice president. (sot bill lentsch//delta vp) we believe this is already having a 5 to 10 percent reduction on the number of mishandled bags ((sot)) kvc: why can't the old bag tags do this? why do you need this chip to track a luggage? b: because the old bag tags require track a luggage? b: because the old bag tags require that someone be scanning or some device be scanning directly onto the barcode to read the barcode. in this particular technology it emits a radio frequency that can be picked up at various locations at various angles so it doesn't require a real direct scanning of the barcode. once a bag is tagged, sensors track it throughout the journey from the ticket counter to the bag room to the tarmarc (pause for nat) and if this light turns
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not be on this flight...which stops the loading process. (pause for nat) victor de rosa is a baggage handler... ((sot)) kvc: and it takes out the margin error? r: absolutely, bause wer you decided not to go or whether were thinkingout something elss ending millions of dollars to i. every time a bag is mishandled or lost, it can cost the airline a hundred dollars or more. starting today passengers will get push alert updates like these on their smartphone...fr om map tracking the bag's location. passenger sarah hutson. (sarah hutson// passenger) v: does this give you more peace of mind? p: yes, yes. i would definitely say it gives me more peace of mind just knowing that my luggage is with me and if it's not with me at least i know where it is. delta isn't the only airline with bag tracking technology. (gfx #3) american airlines also sends push alerts to flyers. and, alaska airlines is testing electronic bag tags that update thru a mobile app and last for two years.> ((christianne klein)) some felons are training
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to be vicious and using them as weapons. ((paul joncich)) >> but coming up on the valley's news leader... we introduce you to a man who's working to save those animals--- and restore them back to man's
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turning to dogs to help them commit crimes, training innocent animals to act as vicious weapons. and many of those dogs end up neglected and abandoned but one california man is on a mission to rescue the animals and give them a second chance. dog trainer cornelius austin scours the streets of los angeles - six days a week - looking for stray or neglected animals. he says many felons use the dogs instead of guns to avoid being sent back to jail. in his classes - austin works to reverse the training som he's helped rehabilitate hundreds of aggressive dogs... and while he admits not every animal can be saved, he says he owes it to the dogs to try./// ((christianne klein)) the cermonial lighting of the 23rd annual holiday cactus garden is expected to get underway shortly at ethel m chocolates. ((paul joncich)) ((paul joncich)) >> and that's where we find tedd florendo ahead of the ceremony.
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((( nice day today with temps still above average in the 70's again and unseasonably mild coming off a warm weekend. still no 80's this time around to bring us to tie the record of 80 degree temps set back in 1950. but we will remain warm to mild for at least a few more days before it begins to get colder ........ ........................... ............
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for the east part of the valley where we're typically warmer since we're lower in elevation. cooler mid to low 70's for the west side in the foothills from centennial hills through summerlin as we cooled off there. colder up in the kyle canyon with a morning start in the high 30's again. .................... ............... ............. regional temps also staying warm from laughlin to death valley especially. even saw near 80 degree temps down the colorado river valley from mesquite through boulder city as well. colder temps in the central great basin and mild over the hump in pahrump ain week however where jackets will be needed. ..................... .............. ................ still above average temps remian for the souther portions of the u.s with highs in the 80's in dallas and of course in new orleans. staying cool for new york in the 60's even boston getting in on some of that warmth as a strong ridge of high pressure over the lower 48 states keeping things mild for november. while rain returns to seattle as they cool off to the mid 50's. ................................ ... ................. satellite and radar ows dry ndie still righ on topfst we're keep 's trailing cd front that ll br ursday. t berbrining wind midwe r ofhe season so r and see
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downright chilly by uday and pecially friday morning. ... .......................... ............tonight expect lowsn the mid 50's under clear i r t overnight as well. tomorrow expect highs around 79 d if we reach 80 wele the recore nth of november.winds still remr esday. ................................ . ................. extended forecast clfor mild ys through wednesdaynuthwest wi bring windy weather withssible . ill breezy ursday but colder withighs only in the w 6. chilly morng lows will stickoun high 30's only.
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the nike's soho location and the nike-plus clubhouse in new york city. the sneakers will be available to everyone else via the nike plus app and select locations later in december./// ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader... eight southern states are battling fast moving wildfires.. ((christianne klein)) >> firefighters from as far as california are headed out to help. facing... straight ahead. announcer: you're
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((paul joncich)) dry weather and drought conditions across the south are fueling an explosion of wildfires. ((christia k thousands of acres already and heavy smoke is raising air quality concerns. mark strassmann reports from the northern georgia town of clayton. more than 70 fires, stretched across 8 southern states have already charred more than 100 thousand acres and forced evacuations. "i'm concerned it was up there at the top of the ridge and now its down to here//it's unnerving its scary, its terrifying." in north carolina, flames are threatening at least 17 hundred structures... (gov. pat mccrory/(r) north carolina)
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more than 20 wildfires are burning there-many of them being investigated for suspected arson. "the way this fire is it is totally different. it does not do what its supposed to//this is the worst thing that i've ever been involved in." from the flames---massive plumes of smoke. so much that dozens of counties are facing air quality advisories. a view from nasa shows the extent of the smoke. some of it has started to drift into the metro atlanta area. "i have twelve year old kids with asthma, 12 year old noticed them coughing." making it especially difficult for fire fighters are the dry conditions and severe drought plaguing much of the region. nearly 40 percent of the southeast is facing drought. including three quarters of alabama and half the state of georgia. "i've got faith that they're going to get it out and that we're gonna be okay." (mark strassmann/cbs news/clayton, ga) another sense of the challenge here, there are 5,000 firefighters on the ground from as far away as colorado, arizona and california and in this continuing drought there is no rain in the forecast. mark strassmann, cbs
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that's all for us at 4. christianne klein >> 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) now at 5...
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we're all familiar with the issues that were at hand and we voted our conscience and the motion passed." ((dave courvoisier)) >> county commissioners green lite the project here in southern nevada... but not without some backlash. ((denise valdez)) >> day one of the first ever ccsd bullying case to go to trial. but what do the parents behind the lawsuit hope to get out of taking one of the nation's
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>> three tigers were just some of the exotic animals taken from a home in pahrump. their owner... now in jail... so what does that mean for the animals involved? tedd florendo ((( big winds headed our way followed by a huge cold snap. november-like temps will soon arrive. we have your weathernow forecast coming up on the valley's news leader

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